Upcoming Events

March 31 9:00am – 4:00pm – Spring fest at
Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, IL
April 27 – 28, 2019 – Lake County Fairgrounds in
Crown Point, Indiana
May 11 10:00am – 5:00pm – Crystal Ranch Expo at
Midwest Conference Center in Northlake, Illinois

May 19 10:00am – 4:00pm- Holistic Health Fair at Doubletree Hilton, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

September 13 4:00pm – 9:00pm – Harvest Market at Niche Handmade | Santuary, Plainfield, Illinois

September 21 10:00am – 3:00pm – The Tent Event on Tabler Rd. at 9995 N. Tabler Rd. Morris, Illinois

Welcome and Thank you for stopping by!

This site is a conglomeration of things kid, parent, family, chaos, health, and sanity related!

My name is Carrie and I live in Lindenhurst, Illinois. I am a Missionary Pastor’s Kid (MPK), and spent the first 13 years of my life in Africa. I have a background in psychology and social work, and got my MSW just before our twins were born 3 months prematurely. Prior to having kids, I worked in a variety of social service settings, and worked mainly with people who had special needs. I am blessed to be the mama of four incredible kids, all of whom have some type of special needs, including Tourette Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), mood disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Lyme Disease, and Pediatric Autoimmune Neurodegenerative Disease Associated with Strep and/or other pathogens (PANDAS). It can be chaotic in our family, but the chaos makes us cherish each joyful moment even more.

I hope this gives you a glimpse at life through a different lens, empowers you, makes you laugh, maybe even cry, but mostly I hope it brings a sense of peace, love, and knowledge.

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Reiki is a Japanese hands-on method of natural healing that activates, balances, and increases the life force within us by using our body’s natural ability to heal itself.

good reads

I’ve always loved books. They have been an escape for me, a comfort, a resource in times of chaos. These are some of books I cherish, adore, and can’t put down.

get in touch

Have questions about weighted blankets, special needs, reiki, essential oils…or just want to say hi? Drop me a line!

sensory sensitive

This is an ever-growing list of businesses that accomodate and welcome families with special needs, including sensory processing disorder. These businesses use the Nonah & Bean sensory products. The world is filled with great people like these, who are brave enough to  change the world!